Aims and scope

BMJ Open Respiratory Research is an Open Access respiratory and critical care medicine journal published by BMJ. The journal is dedicated to publishing high quality, peer-reviewed, medical research in all disciplines and therapeutic areas of respiratory and critical care medicine. BMJ Open Respiratory Research aims to operate a fast submission and review process with continuous publication online, to ensure timely, up-to-date research is available worldwide.

The journal publishes review articles and all research study types:-


BMJ Open Respiratory Research is co-owned by the British Thoracic Society and BMJ.

Journal statistics 2015

Acceptance Rate


Instant Reject Rate

16%, with papers receiving a decision within 1-3 days

Time from Submission to First Decision

4 weeks

Time from Acceptance to Publication

25 days



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PubMed Central, Google Scholar

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BMJ Open Respiratory Research is an official journal of the British Thoracic Society.

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BMJ is a founding organisation of the AllTrials initiative, which calls for all past and present clinical trials to be registered and their results reported.


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